Taking time to listen to a bird’s song on the breeze. Taking time to gather up the blossom dancing free. Taking time to imagine the deep sounds of the sea. Taking time to cherish you . . . and cherish me.
This poem is inspired by principles of mindfulness and invites children around the world to experience the wonders of nature and home.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Subject||Diversity, Social Emotional Learning|
|Number of Pages||32|
“The phrase ‘taking time to’ begins each line of this book’s rhyming verse, a gentle reminder to stop and appreciate the natural world.”—Publishers Weekly
“This calm, poetic text encourages mindfulness and appreciation of our world. . . . When life seems to move too fast, this book’s message encourages all to slow down and take in the beauty in everything.”—Booklist
School Library Journal
“The story celebrates the virtues of various places. Teachers can encourage students to describe specific things that bring them joy.”—School Library Journal
“Author/illustrator Loring-Fisher has created something truly special with this picture book. . . .A must-have for anyone sharing books with young children—simply exquisite.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews